History of canned olives

Fun fact! Production of olives in California was originally intended for oil, but when the market for olive oil became too abundant and prices dropped, other sources of revenue were needed. By the early 1900’s, advances in canning technology created an opportunity for higher returns and many producers began producing olives for canning.

Production of olives in California was originally intended for oil, but when the market for olive oil became too abundant and prices dropped, other sources of revenue were needed. By the early 1900’s, advances in canning technology created an opportunity for higher returns and many producers began producing olives for canning.